According to a medical textbook written in the 1930s, childhood leukemia was an untreatable condition that would inevitably lead to the child succumbing to the disease. Since that time we’ve made an incredible amount of progress, and the future is looking brighter still.
Here—in one single place—you can keep a pulse on the latest that’s happening to advance children’s health care. You’ll see how fundraising dollars are being spent and learn about some of our most recent strides.
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On November 20, 2021, more than 350 guests came together for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 35th Annual Crystal Ball Gala, presented by Nicola Wealth. Guests and supporters of this Emerald Anniversary gala raised an incredible $6.76 million and counting to advance life-saving research that will transform the future for children battling hard-to-cure cancers.
With over 2,500 registrants and counting, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual RBC Race for the Kids is going virtual again this year, opening the race to anyone from across the province to join the largest family fun run from the comfort of their own homes.
There’s no doubt that gaming has always been popular—and even more so during the pandemic. But for a young girl named Blayke, it’s become a way to help kids who need it most.
Every day, the pediatric surgical team at BC Children’s spends countless hours applying their expertise to accomplish one goal–saving and improving the lives of kids in BC. Find out how they’re going above and beyond to support BC’s kids.
On New Year’s Eve in 2017, then two-year-old Ellie’s grandfather noticed a lump under her jaw. This moment soon turned into an eight-month journey at BC Children’s Hospital to treat the rare, cancerous tumour that would nearly claim Ellie’s life. Find out how the grateful family is giving new hope for oncology patient with hard-to-treat cancers.
While Barbara Insley drove to work one morning in the spring of 2009, a woman on the radio suddenly caught her attention. Find out why and what action Barbara was inspired to take.
When 10-year-old Jonathan, or “Bear” as he’s often called and his friend Landon Brown, 18, first learned about closed playrooms and limited visitors at BC Children’s Hospital due to the pandemic, their hearts went out to the young patients facing increased isolation, and they took action.
A Q&A with the Foundation’s new President & CEO, Malcolm Berry
Dr. Francis Lynn, a researcher at the Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories at BC Children’s, is on a quest to conquer diabetes. Find out how.
BC Children's is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to children
kids visited the hospital for specialized pediatric services last year
researchers on our campus work tirelessly to discover new treatments
"Blayke may never be able to conquer Turner syndrome fully, but she fights every day to make sure it doesn’t stop her from being her." — Cassandra, Blayke's momBlayke's story